Design Safety Standards for Handguns in Missouri

Posted on January 30, 2015

Missouri does not specifically regulate junk guns or otherwise impose design safety standards for handguns. According to research conducted by the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence), Missouri’s Attorney General may have the authority to regulate “junk guns,” as well as promulgate other firearm safety standards.1

See our Design Safety Standards for Handguns policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, Missouri Revised Statutes § 407.010 et seq. For details, see Legal Action Project, Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, Targeting Safety (2001), available at http://www.bradycampaign.org/sites/default/files/targetingsafety.pdf. []